July 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Park River endures infrastructure updates

Water pipes first, pavement waits

PARK RIVER – Residents and visitors in Park River noticed a few signs scattered throughout the town over the Fourth of July holiday. More...

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Community

Local Events Calendar:

Thursday, July 7  Ralph Craig will be honored at a Celebration of Life party, 4-8 p.m., at The Extra End in Grafton. More...

Promoting educational opportunities for women

Salad luncheon on July 12 supports scholarships

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) is one of the first societies for women, founded in 1869. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

It has been a busy two weeks here at Sunset. More...

Happenings

Former kickboxing champ Jesse Romero to speak

Jesse Romero, a former kickboxing champion and retired veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will bring a message of evangelism to Grafton Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9.  More...

Police Blotter

June 26, 7:47 a.m., report of an open door/unsecured building on Summit Avenue.  June 26, 8:04 p.m., report of harassment at Hugo’s Family Marketplace.  June 27, 4:22 a.m., burglar alarm activated at Grafton City shed.  June 27, More...

Food, item sale at Quale Lutheran

The congregation at Quale Lutheran Church will host a food and article sale on Thursday, July 21.  The sale will begin at 7 p.m., at the church located in rural Fordville. Lunch will be served following. Everyone is welcome to attend.   More...

Opinion

Endangered art of civility

RECORD EDITORIAL

Wanna fight? More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Turning back the clock

60 years  Walsh County casted a heavy vote for the Democratic candidates at the primary election, figures obtained from the canvassing board revealed.  More...

Religion

Cave Quest

Following Jesus, the light of the world

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Grafton Lutheran Church came together at St. John's for "Cave Quest" Vacation Bible School (VBS) last week.  More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

Live what we believe  More...

Let Freedom Ring

Photo by Todd M. Kjelland Riata Ranch Cowboy Girl Sarah Thompson carries the flag during the Wojos Rodeo in Park River on the Fourth of July. See additional Independence Day photos on B-1.   More...

Brummond named Sustainable Ag Hero

Walsh County Extension agent reflects on achievements

COUNTY - Brad Brummond looks forward to next Tuesday when he along with another nationally honored hero travel to Columbus, Ohio to be honored for their contributions to the agricultural industry.  The Park River resident shares one of his speci More...

News

Charges filed for Pisek church vandalism

Two adults, three juveniles arrested

Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens confirmed the arrest of five individuals in connection with the vandalism of St. More...

Thompson accused of forgery, fraud, theft as bookkeeper

Grafton native arrested in Minnesota

Former Grafton resident Rebecca Rae Thompson, age 41, was arrested in Minnesota by the Polk County Sheriff ’s Office June 9 and appeared in Polk County District Court the next day on three felony charges: check forgery, financial transaction ca More...

Rolf charged with intent to deliver methamphetamine

Simple assault warrant leads to drug charges

Blake Levi Rolf, age 25, was arrested June 15 after a warrant executed for a simple assault charge added drug charges when a body search of Rolf uncovered drug paraphernalia, clear baggies containing methamphetamine and a baggie containing marijuana. More...

Obituaries

James Vistad

Grafton

James G. Vistad, age 68, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo.  More...

Luella Common

Grafton

Luella Common, age 91, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Grafton.  More...

Leigh Brandt

Grafton

Leigh Brandt, 73, Grafton, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  More...

School

Taking on the Sunshine Challenge

Area schools raise more than $5,000 for hospitality home

Park River Area High School Student Council members, along with other area school organizations, did their part this spring to support the Walsh County Sunshine Hospitality Home Team. Their cooperative effort brought in more than $5,000.  More...

Sports

Suda hits two home runs in victory at Harris Halliday Field

Heuchert hits a walk off single in eighth

Grafton Spoilers Post 41 American Legion baseball team hosted a league game against Wahpeton on Harris Halliday Field last Thursday.  More...

Riders honor loved ones

Spectators filled stands with an array of colors supporting survivors and those lost

The Aggie Arena in Park River hosted the second run of the Aggie Barrel Series last Wednesday after multiple rain delays have prolonged the series.  Walsh County Saddle Club put on the annual cancer awareness run, asking riders and spectators to More...

ERMC hosts 17th annual hillclimb near Fordville

Riders defy gravity to compete for fastest time

Eagle Ridge Motorcycle Club (ERMC) hosted the 17th annual Fordville Hill Climb last Saturday despite the event being delayed approximately an hour because of rain.  The event finally got started around noon after clouds had parted, with riders h More...